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With the Mets mathematically eliminated, tickets for the last home stand of the year are ridiculously cheap.
Tickets for Monday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers can be had for as little as $1 on StubHub. Of course food, beer and parking will set you back another $40 and that’s only if you go by yourself.
What I really wanted to do next week was attend the “Bark in the Park 2010” event where you can bring your dog to the park. This is a great idea but, unfortunately, the only place you and your dog will be allowed to sit down and watch the game will be from the Pepsi Porch.
Tickets cost $32 for humans. A dog’s ticket costs $10 on top of that! I understand that the entire dog ticket and a portion of the human ticket gets donated to the North Shore Animal League but there is no way I’m spending $42 on a tickets when I can get an even better seat on field level for $1 if I leave the dog at home. I say field level because you are allowed to sit at field level on games with low attendance and these games will qualify as low attended games.
Unfortunately I won’t be taking my dog to the park that day because in this economy, I’m not spending $80 at the park when I can spend $40. Perhaps the Mets should donate a portion of all ticket sales to charity but forcing dog owners to fork over double the money for a meaningless game against the Brewers is just bad business.
“Bark in the Park 2010” should have been a promotion to get people out to the park, not as a tool to force people to upgrade to the Pepsi Porch. But that’s just me…
Tomorrow March 7th at 10AM tickets go on sale for single games at Citi Field. I’m not a season ticket or ticket plan buyer, so that’s always the ticket sales date that I look forward to. You can buy tickets at Mets.com.
Here are the series’ that I’m targeting to see if there are any good seats left:
- May 25-27 Phillies– The end of May is when we’re really getting a sense of how teams look. There’s still a long way to go, but the beginning of the season is over and it’s time to get serious.
- June 25-27 Minnesota– Contrary to most other fans, I really like inter-league games. This series is exactly why I like it so much. I can’t wait to see Joe Mauer and Justin Mourneau at Citi Field.
- September 17-19 Atlanta– I don’t think Atlanta will be any good but I want to make sure that I have tickets for the series in case things are getting tight in the NL East at the end of the year. Also, see September 10-13 against Philly. That’s a good series too.
10AM tomorrow is the time to get your orders in. Let me know which series’ you’re targeting below in the comments.
On Sunday May 3rd the Mets put their single game tickets for the rest of the season on sale. As we know, they’ve been playing games this year with their single game tickets hoping that the gimmicks will increase interest.
If you’re on the Mets email list you received the pre-sale code to start buying tickets today. If not, visit the Mets website on Sunday morning at 10:00 am. They put the April and May single game tickets on sale in March.
The Mets sent out a letter a few weeks ago to season ticket holders that provided details on the massive price increases to accomodate CitiField. Make sure that you get your 10% deposit in by today to reserve your seats for next season. It’s tough to take a hefty price increase but the Mets are trying to maximize revenue in what the market will bear. It may price some of us out though and leave the corporate entities with all of the tickets. That’s my biggest concern. The “real” fans won’t be in the new stadium.
Read this column by Newsday’s Wallace Matthews for a good description of what’s going on here.
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